3 Teens Accused Of Stealing Hoverboard, Clothing In Armed Robbery In Brownsville, BrooklynThe 16 and 17-year-old victims were walking near Riverdale and Thatford avenues in Brownsville around 7:40 p.m. Wednesday March 29 when they were approached by two other teens.
NJ Hoverboard Store Goes Up In Flames After Batteries ExplodeGarfield police Lt. Richard Uram says workers at the store used a fire extinguisher to put out a fire caused by an exploding battery as one of the hoverboards was charging Wednesday.
Government Says It Will Go After Hoverboard Makers, SellersIn a letter to manufacturers, importers and retailers, U.S. regulators said they will seize or recall any of the of the two-wheeled, self-balancing scooters, which were a huge hit this holiday season, if they fail to meet federal safety standards.
NJ TRANSIT Bans Hoverboards On Trains, Light RailNJ TRANSIT has announced a system-wide ban of hoverboards on trains, light rail and Access Link vehicles, effective on Wednesday.
MTA Bans Hoverboards On Trains, Station PlatformsThe popular Christmas gift has come under scrutiny in recent months after multiple reports of batteries spontaneously catching fire or exploding.
Kean University Bans Hoverboards Amid Scrutiny Over Fires And InjuriesThe school plans to confiscate any hoverboard found on its Union and Ocean campuses.
Family Cautions Against Motorized Scooters After Toy Bursts Into Flames Inside Brooklyn ApartmentElias Johnson, 10, is still shaken up after the Hoverboard he got for Christmas exploded inside their Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment.
Hoverboard Catches Fire, Burns Carpet In NJ Home, Officials SayOfficials say they are investigating after a hoverboard caught fire in a New Jersey shore town.